Sunday, April 25, 2010

Big Bang Fun!!

Last night the Catastrophic Theatre held a fundraising gala and honored a good friend of theirs and old friend of many of ours from college, Jim Parsons from the "Big Bang Theory!". Oh my my my my..... I had so much damn fun ....lots of wine, kisses, laughter and hugs from people I have loved for close to 20 years. I haven't been to any old school reunions, but last night was as close to a reunion as we could get! And it was such a thrill to see one of our own who has shot off like a rocket into the stars and get the opportunity to love on him and tell him how excited and proud we are of him.

These people mean so very much to me. It was with these people that I laid the ground work for the person that I am today. It was during the years I spent with these people that I stripped away the facade of childhood and started from scratch, working to become the adult I wanted to be. I had great success and great failure with these people and the love was the same whether I was on top of the mountain, or flat on my face.

And to my new friends I have been blessed to become associated with recently through this amazing theatre company, I am forever grateful to you as well. I have not had the opportunity to re-connect with my passion in a long time and my newly forming friendships with you have been an incredibly healing breathe of fresh air! You guys are an amazingly talented group of people and it is a pleasure to see you work!!

A great night..... a really really great night.......old and new!

Monday, April 19, 2010


Napalapsy: (Nah-puh-lap-see)multiple meanings

1. The inability to wake from a nap
2. Similar to narcolepsy, but less severe and more commonly suffered within the general population
3. The uncontrolled desire or need for a nap; eg: Dear Boss, I must leave work right now, I am suffering from napalapsy!

Origins: original author - Max, age 7.

Max comes to wake mommy from a nap in order to get ready for the rest of the days events. He is having trouble stirring her from her un-expected slumber in the middle of the day. The following conversation occurs:

Mommy - wake up! Mommy - we gotta go!! MOMMY!!
(grrr, snort, moan .... deep sigh, stretch)Oh, pumpkin, mommy is sorry - I am having a hard time waking up, I am suffering from narcolepsy.
Mommy, what's napalapsy?
Uhm - napalapsy is exactly what mommy is suffering from and now her new favorite word, THANK YOU!!

So, go forth, my peeps - and spread the news - there is a new word in our vocabulary, and it is good.....